World Literatures Cultures

Master's in World Literatures and Cultures

The Master of Arts in World Literatures and Cultures is the first and only program of its kind in Canada.

This one-year bilingual MA brings together areas of study such as literature, film, media, sociolinguistics, gender, diasporas and minorities. The program explores the comparative and interdisciplinary nature of world cultures and arts, both past and present. It draws upon the combined expertise of professors from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and from other departments in both the faculties of Arts and Social Sciences.

Discover how identities are shaped by cultural expressions in a national and transnational context. Explore the nature of representation and cultural diversity. Expand your intercultural knowledge in the dynamic setting of the nation’s capital.

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  • MA with research paper (Short duration - 12 months)

Advance your existing career

  • Advance your bilingualism and knowledge of the world at the graduate level.
  • Raise your intercultural awareness.
  • Study full-time or part-time.
  • Our courses are scheduled in the afternoon and evening for your convenience.


Jorge Carlos Guerrero, Program Director
Associate Professor
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2432

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World Literatures and Cultures

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Research interests

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures stands as a centre of excellence in knowledge creation, research and training.



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